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Morning Trending Tickers: Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK)

The company in question is, Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) currently with a stock price of 63.19 (0.00% today). The market cap for Merck & Co., Inc. is 175.19 B, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Drug Manufacturers РMajor industry. The target price for Merck & Co., Inc. is 69.3. Currently Merck & Co., Inc. is trading with a P/E of 40.48, and a forward P/E of 15.11. Average volume for Merck & Co., Inc. is 8933.52 and so far today it is 0.

Performance in the last year for Merck & Co., Inc. has been 12.66%. For EPS growth, Merck & Co., Inc. has seen a growth of -10.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 8.90%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -7.00% over the last five years and could be 6.02% for the next five years. Merck & Co., Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 1.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 39.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.84%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 0.70%.

Since the IPO date for Merck & Co., Inc. on the 01/02/1970, Merck & Co., Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 7.34%. With Merck & Co., Inc. trading at 63.19, the dividend yield is 2.98%, and the EPS is 1.56.

So could Merck & Co., Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 40.48. The PEG is 6.73, P/S is 4.39 and the P/B is at 4.35. The P/cash is 11.49, with P/free cash flow at 103.6.

Merck & Co., Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.6, and the quick ratio is 1.3. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.59, and total debt/equity at 0.71.

In terms of margins, Merck & Co., Inc. has a gross margin of 67.70%, an operating margin of 14.40% and a profit margin of 10.90%.Payout ratio for Merck & Co., Inc. is 117.50%. Return on assets come to 4.50% with return on investment coming to 6.20%.

Insider ownership for Merck & Co., Inc., is at 0.04% and institutional ownership comes to 75.70%. Outstanding shares are at 2772.38. While shares float is 2733.83. The float short is currently 0.77%, and short ratio is 2.37.

Graphs: Merck & Co., Inc. NYSE: MRK | Friday June 16, 2017

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